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vet examining a horseHorse & Hound veterinary experts report on the latest equine veterinary research and developments in the magazine every week. These features can be read online as part of our H&H VIP service.

We also have an extensive online archive of free vet advice covering an wide range of conditions. These range from common problems such as mud fever, colic and laminitis to less frequent conditions like grass sickness and heart problems.

We know that any time your horse is unwell is extremely stressful, so our free vet advice is designed to give you the information you need to help you make an informed decision about the next step in your horse’s care. However, we would always recommend you speak to your own vet in order to get their expert opinion on any veterinary issues about your horse.

*This archive is not intended to replace the advice of a qualified equine vet*

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Grading lameness: how it works *H&H VIP*

Unsoundness is never good news, but is two-tenths lame any better than three? Sue Dyson FRCVS explains the facts behind the fractions — and discusses the challenges of grading lameness on a standard scale   

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Wind surgery: what you need to know *H&H VIP*

Is buying a horse who has had a wind operation still a risky bet — or have better, more targeted surgical techniques refined the management of upper respiratory tract disorders? Andrea Oakes investigates